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2012-01-27

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Spain's baby-theft victims want full inquiry

In Spain, a movement for answers over an alleged Franco-era baby-stealing policy is gaining momentum. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the

In Spain, a movement for answers over an alleged Franco-era baby-stealing policy is gaining momentum. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the

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Flights grounded as Spain's Spanair stops trading

Financial problems have grounded loss-making Spanish airline Spanair, for good.   All flights with the Barcelona-based firm have been suspended

Financial problems have grounded loss-making Spanish airline Spanair, for good.   All flights with the Barcelona-based firm have been suspended

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France to end Afghanistan mission in 2013

France is to pull its 3,600 troops out of Afghanistan at the end of next year. President Nicolas Sarkozy made the announcement during a visit to

France is to pull its 3,600 troops out of Afghanistan at the end of next year. President Nicolas Sarkozy made the announcement during a visit to

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Egypt between hope and disillusion

On the crest of Tunisia’s revolutionary wave one year ago, Egyptians rose up as well, removing president Mubarak from power. Today their hopes seem

On the crest of Tunisia’s revolutionary wave one year ago, Egyptians rose up as well, removing president Mubarak from power. Today their hopes seem

Europe

What is the new EU 'fiscal compact'?

EU leaders gathering for today’s summit in Brussels are expected to agree a ‘fiscal compact’ to help bring the EU’s most indebted nations back into

EU leaders gathering for today’s summit in Brussels are expected to agree a ‘fiscal compact’ to help bring the EU’s most indebted nations back into

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Holocaust Remembrance Day marked worldwide

It is international Holocaust Remembrance Day. And at Auschwitz, survivors of Hitler’s Final Solution were among those marking 67 years exactly

It is international Holocaust Remembrance Day. And at Auschwitz, survivors of Hitler’s Final Solution were among those marking 67 years exactly

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Deadly violence in Russia's North Caucasus

At least 12 people have been killed following clashes between Russian security forces and militants in Dagestan and Ingushetia. Among the reported

At least 12 people have been killed following clashes between Russian security forces and militants in Dagestan and Ingushetia. Among the reported

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Journalists share Sweden's Olof Palme Prize

Two journalists will share Sweden’s Olof Palme Prize for what the jury called their “tireless and lonely struggle for the benefit of others”

Two journalists will share Sweden’s Olof Palme Prize for what the jury called their “tireless and lonely struggle for the benefit of others”

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Italy: Payout offered to rescued cruise ship passengers

Some 3,000 passengers who sailed on the stricken Costa Concordia have been offered compensation. Those who suffered no physical harm can claim

Some 3,000 passengers who sailed on the stricken Costa Concordia have been offered compensation. Those who suffered no physical harm can claim

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Teaching indigenous culture

UNESCO estimates that indigenous peoples make up five percent of the world’s population, but they often face the threat of losing their cultural

UNESCO estimates that indigenous peoples make up five percent of the world’s population, but they often face the threat of losing their cultural

Business

Bernanke's finger on the trigger

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in the World Economic Forum in Davos, it is not only the eurozone that is in trouble, other regions have

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in the World Economic Forum in Davos, it is not only the eurozone that is in trouble, other regions have

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Syria violence has risen says Arab observer chief

The head of the Arab League monitoring mission in Syria says that violence has escalated significantly over the last three days. Dozens of deaths

The head of the Arab League monitoring mission in Syria says that violence has escalated significantly over the last three days. Dozens of deaths

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Euro ministers upbeat on Greece and crisis

European finance chiefs have been working hard at the World Economic Forum to reassure business and political leaders that the euro zone is on track

European finance chiefs have been working hard at the World Economic Forum to reassure business and political leaders that the euro zone is on track

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Italians voice anger over state of the economy

Italian unions have taken to the streets of Rome to protest against Prime Minister Mario Monti’s austerity measures. The former EU commissioner

Italian unions have taken to the streets of Rome to protest against Prime Minister Mario Monti’s austerity measures. The former EU commissioner

Business

Davos: crisis and consequences

The shockwave sent out by the eurozone crisis is now hurting emerging economies like Brazil, Russia, and China. These were the very economies that

The shockwave sent out by the eurozone crisis is now hurting emerging economies like Brazil, Russia, and China. These were the very economies that

Business

Ghosn notes pessimism in the Davos air

The car industry is an excellent economic bellweather as its health often a reflection of consumer confidence or economic vigour. So who better to

The car industry is an excellent economic bellweather as its health often a reflection of consumer confidence or economic vigour. So who better to

Business

Davos ponders the future of food

The eurozone crisis has plunged the world’s economy into the danger zone. Europe’s troubles are hitting the once robust growth of the big

The eurozone crisis has plunged the world’s economy into the danger zone. Europe’s troubles are hitting the once robust growth of the big

Europe

Hungary, a country divided

As the last opposition radio station in Budapest loses its licence, many fear the country is slipping from a liberal, to an authoritarian state. The

As the last opposition radio station in Budapest loses its licence, many fear the country is slipping from a liberal, to an authoritarian state. The

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Suicide bomber kills dozens at Iraqi funeral

At least 31 people have been killed in the Iraqi capital in a suicide attack on a funeral procession. It brings the death toll from sectarian

At least 31 people have been killed in the Iraqi capital in a suicide attack on a funeral procession. It brings the death toll from sectarian

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Spain's jobless total exceeds five million

More than five million people are now out of work in Spain – the highest rate in nearly 17 years. According to official figures, the unemployment

More than five million people are now out of work in Spain – the highest rate in nearly 17 years. According to official figures, the unemployment

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Australian PM gets her shoe back after protest scuffle

Both sides are blaming each other after an incident that saw Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard rushed out of an event by her security team on

Both sides are blaming each other after an incident that saw Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard rushed out of an event by her security team on

Business

EU regulator probes transatlantic air pact

EU competition regulators are investigating whether pricing and capacity pacts between Air France-KLM, Alitalia and Delta on transatlantic routes are

EU competition regulators are investigating whether pricing and capacity pacts between Air France-KLM, Alitalia and Delta on transatlantic routes are

Business

US Q4 growth disappoints, problems seen ahead

The US economy expanded at its fastest pace in one and a half years in the fourth quarter of 2011. It was up by 2.8 percent from the same period a

The US economy expanded at its fastest pace in one and a half years in the fourth quarter of 2011. It was up by 2.8 percent from the same period a

Business

Investors switch debt focus to Portugal

Portugal has become the next big worry for investors who see it as following Greece into debt trouble. The feeling in the market is that Lisbon

Portugal has become the next big worry for investors who see it as following Greece into debt trouble. The feeling in the market is that Lisbon

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Costa operator offers passengers 11,000 euro compensation

The operator of Costa Concordia has offered passengers 11,000 euros in compensation. Survivors who suffered no physical harm can get a payout for

The operator of Costa Concordia has offered passengers 11,000 euros in compensation. Survivors who suffered no physical harm can get a payout for

Culture

Focus on Foreign Language Film Oscar nominations

Iran’s A Separation is up against Israeli movie Footnote in the shortlist for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, along with Poland’s In Darkness

Iran’s A Separation is up against Israeli movie Footnote in the shortlist for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, along with Poland’s In Darkness

Culture

Scale models show 17th century France in 3D

Way before satellite photography and Google Earth, these intricate models give an amazing birds-eye view of French cities and forts from the 17th

Way before satellite photography and Google Earth, these intricate models give an amazing birds-eye view of French cities and forts from the 17th

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Yavlinsky out of Russia presidential election due to fraud

Liberal opposition leader Grigori Yavlinsky will not be allowed to run for the Russian presidency after being disqualified. His removal is being

Liberal opposition leader Grigori Yavlinsky will not be allowed to run for the Russian presidency after being disqualified. His removal is being

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Poland braced for more Internet freedom protests

Internet freedom activists in Poland are set to hold more demonstrations later today. They are angry about their government signing an

Internet freedom activists in Poland are set to hold more demonstrations later today. They are angry about their government signing an

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Ex-ruler charged with genocide in Guatemala

Guatemala’s former military dictator will face charges of genocide and crimes against humanity in connection with the deaths of indigenous people

Guatemala’s former military dictator will face charges of genocide and crimes against humanity in connection with the deaths of indigenous people